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at a traffic stop. cornell bernard is live with the details. reporter: the memorial to andy lopez continues to grow here on moreland avenue. people continue to file by, paying their respects. one man says he had a scary constant front addition with the very same deputy who fired on andy lopez. >> i did not do anything to justify ever having a weapon pulled on me. >> he can't forget a day in august when he was driving to work on highway 101 some was stopped for not using his blinker on a lane change. he says the sonoma ya county dep tip made the -- who made the stop seem agitated. >> i looked up and he is scream, turn the vehicle off. at that point i put my hands out and said, sir, the vehicle is off. >> he says a gun was pulled on him again when he was asked to get out of the car. >> i said, are you okay? i said, is it there something shy be aware of? are you have something stress? and as i looked at him, he grimaced, he didn't reply. >> the deputy who signed the traffic ticket was eric delhouse, the same man who shot and killed 13-year-old andy lopez last month. believing the air soft riff
outside of the sheriff's office. >> today's march profitested the killing of andy lopez, carrying a pellet gun designed to look like an ak 47 >> today's march in santa rose why, you can see the crowd and officers there standing by in case this got out of hand. abc7 news joins us there live with a look. wayne? >> reporter: it's by far the largest yet, if you look behind us now, there is still remnants of the march. people still here, if you look on top of the building you can see sheriff deputies looking down to keep an eye on them. this is no longer just a local cause there are people here from oakland, san francisco and rest of the state. the name andy lopez now sharing sentence was traf on-martin and oscar grant. until 3:00 p.m one week ago, andy lopez was just another kid but today's march keeps him on the cause of a national symbol. lopez was 13 years old, walking with a pellet gun made to resemble an ak 47 rifle. last tuesday a sheriff's deputy told him to drop the gun, then when he felt threatened put seven bullets into and through the young man, killing him at the scene, inflaming
by a santa rosa sheriff's deputy. the 17-year-old brother of andy lopez is devastated and angry. he was shot last week after refusing to put down a toy gun that looked like an ak 47 assault rifle. >> reporter: his name is anthony lopez, today describing his brother andy as a good kid, someone liked to make people laugh, who was interested in a career in law enforcement. behind me, this memorial, people arriving and keep adding to it. it keeps growing. what began as a vigil with candles now has enough to spell out the name andy. what began as a simple cross now has a permanent structure. jose installed think the morning and painted it. >> that represents the angel in andy. >> reporter: today his older brother told us how they're faring up oochlt they're hanging in there. it's hard on everyone. the house isn't the same anymore. >> how so? >> just quiet. just feels like there is a void in the house. >> reporter: a void since a week ago. a sheriff deputy, eric gelhaus mistook a pellet gun for the real thing and fired seven shots into andy. the family filed a claim. the deputy has communicated
. >> shock and anger grows over the shooting death of a bow carrying a replica gun, 13-year-old andy lopez. last night, hundreds gathered for the funeral. >> it was impossible for people to hide their pain as the casket of the 13-year-old andy lopez was health outside the resurrection church. 600 people were here, classmates, strangeers and family and his heart-broking parents. the funeral mass was in spanish. ahe what too young. he didn't deserve that. he gone. he is here in spirit. >> on tuesday, he was shot to death carrying a toy rifle look like an ak-47. the sheriff deputies stopped him and told him to drop the gun. the deputy erick gelhaus opened fire claiming the boy turned toward them with the realistic looking gun in hand. >> i don't blame the officer or the child. >> a few dozen were converging on the memorial who came directly from the funeral. >> we have learned to have more compassion and to make better choices if our children in terms of the toys we let them play with. >> there was little sympathy for law enforcement during two rallies in santa rosa. >> there is racial profil
-year-old andy lopez. typically the police do not released information about an officer involved shooting like this one. but there are serious concerns that tempers might boil over so police are trying to be as transparent as possible. >> tonight's demonstration swelled to 1500 people in santa rosa's courthouse square. >> this hurts me. it is something painful for me and for everybody. >> demonstrators areville -- are villa fying them after new details were released the way he shot and killed andy lopez. >> we believe the time period between the time the deputy hold his dispatcher what his observations were and the time he advised on the radio shots were fired was 10 seconds. >> and i cannot understand how this happened in such a short, short time, 10 seconds and the boy is murdered. >> they spotted lopez carrying this rifle that looks like an ak47. >> he yelled at the subject two teams to drop the weapon. the subject did not do that. he turned to face the deputies. >> that's when the mizell of andy's gun was pointed at him and he fired eight shots striking andy seven times. >> t
rosa. reporter: jeff westbrook says he, too, is mourning the loss of andy lopez. the memorial to him continues to grow. the deputy who shot lopez is the same man who pulled a gun on westbrook during a routine traffic stop. >> at this time i just looked at him point blank at the barrel of a gun. >> he said he and an employee feared for their lives beforing a stopped on highway 101 for make ang unsafe lane change. he says the sheriff's deputy who made the stop seemed agitated when he approached his car. >> i looked to -- i looked back up there was a gun, and he is screaming, turn the vehicle off. at that point i put my hands up and said, sir, the vehicle is off. >> the deputy then told westbrook to get out of the car. >> he asked me if i had any weapons and as i took my hands to go like this, he went back to the gun thing and it was, turn around, hands behind your back. >> westbrook was later shocked to learn that deputy was eric gelhouse, the same man who shot and killed andy lopez last month, believing the air soft rifle he was carrying was an assault weapon. >> i saw somethin
in santa rosa this morning for 13-year-old andy lopez, killed by a sonoma, sheriff deputy. thanks for joining us. >> investigators are reviewing surveillance video as lax. we will tell you what is going on with the shooting free that happened in los angeles on friday. the gunman targeted t.s.a. officers but the motive is still not clear. an officer was killed, two were wounded. now more from los angeles on this story. >> paul ciancia arrived at the airport on friday like a regular passenger. we have learned a roommate dropped him off at terminal 3 unaware of the plan. according to the complaint, surveillance video shows ciancia walking up to the check point pulling out an assault rifle and shooting dass officer gerardo hernandez pointblank. the document also says that the gunman walked away but he saw the wounded officer moving, he came back and shot him again, killing him. >> this is the first t.s.a. employee killed in the line of duty. >> the f.b.i. says ciancia shot his way through the terminal wounding two other officers and a teacher, shot in the leg. >> he dragged himself in
-- planned today for the police shooting of a teen boy rallying in the name of 13-year-old andy lopez in downtown santa rosa. new information about deputy would shot lopez: 48-year-old erick gelhaus is a 24-year veteran of the department, a firearms instructor who has written articles for law enforcement on the use of deadly force. >> it is maddening. they used excessive force. >> we can never take back what happened. we can express our sympathy and our sorrow to the lopez family and the community. >> lopez was carrying a realistic-looking assault rifle that shoots pellet that closely resembled an ak-47. deputies stopped him and ordered him to drop it and opened fire hitting him seven times killing him. officials are saying leave all toy weapons like this one at home. yesterday, the sheriff told abc7 news that he did not believe ratism was involved saying that the sheriff has done much in the past three years to build bridges specifically with the latino community. >> new details this morning on the deadly crash that least a peninsula couple dead. the driver accused of hitting them is
sheriff deputy shot a 13-year-old andy lopez carrying an replica of an ak 47 when the deputy opened fire. more from the deputy that pulled the trigger and growing backlash against him. >> we have more and heard from the sheriff of sonoma county this, story keeps growing, changes and keeps evolving like that memorial over my shoulder, candles burned out. some flowers wilted in the spot where a deputy shot and killed a 13-year-old andy lopez last week but the story remains fresh. begin with sieging anger of the latino community. >> maddening what they did. >> today's sheriff stepped forward to answer general questions. >> i don't believe racism is involved in this case. many people know the sheriff's office and me have done much in the past three years to build bridge was the latino community. >> six days after the shooting we learned about the deputy who mistook a pellet gun for an ak 47, putting seven bullets into, and through, andy lopez. the sheriff deputy has a name, a history. his name, eric gels house. he's a firearms instructor, a national figure. a writer on the subject of deadly
addison nome ma county teenager. his lawyer spoke with abc7 news today. 13-year-old andy lopez was carrying a toy gun that looked real when the officer opened fire. deputy eric goalhouse's lawyer says he feels terrible about the loss of the young man but he believes he had no other option but to fire his weapon. vic lee in the newsroom with more for us. vick? >> reporter: abc7 news has learned that andy lopez's family has filed claim against sonoma county and the sheriff's office. here it s it was just filed today. now, the county has six months to either accept it or reject it. if that happens, the family would most likely file a lawsuit. the claimant is andy lopez mother. the claim says the 13-year-old was killed unjustifiably and charges that the sheriff's office failed to develop adequate training policies for the use of lethal force. it does not specify an amount for damages. deputy goalhouse has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation. >> we feel for the loss of this young man's life. he
the community for their support. 13-year-old andy lopez was shot on the 22nd holding an air rifle that looked like an ak-47 assault rifle. abc7 news reporter has the latest from santa rosa. >> reporter: as candles were arranged and a cross was adjusted for the growing memorial for 13-year-old andy lopez, it was not lost on a few people here that this day marks the day of the dead. >> it's a tradition that every 1st and 2nd of november you come and celebrate the dead, or the loved ones of that passed away. >> andy lopez' parents were here a couple of hours. they left just before sunset. they did not want to speak on camera, but they said they will be in san francisco on monday for a big announcement. they will be joining their team of attorneys monday to announce a federal civil lawsuit against the sonoma county sheriff's department. organizers said they had no intention of connect being the death to this day, they just wanted to be here with the lopez family. >> everyone wants to be here remembering andy. that's all it is. we don't want it talk about what happened to andy or anything like tha
-year-old andy lopez was shot on the 22nd holding an air rifle that looked like an ax48 assault rifle. we have the late forest santa rosa. >> reporter: as candles were arranged and a cross was adjusted for the growing memorial for 13-year-old andy lopez, it was not lost on a few people here that this day marks the day of the dead. >> every 1st and 2nd of november you come and celebrate the dead, or the loved ones of that passed away. >> andy lopez' parents were here a few hours. they left just before sunset. they did not want to speak on camera, but they said they will have an announcement on monday. they will join their team of attorneys to announce a federal lawsuit against the sonoma county sheriff's department. organizers say they had no connection of connecting the 13-year-old death to the day, they just wanted to support the lopez family. >> everyone wants to be here remembering andy. that's all it is. we don't want it talk about what happened to andy or anything like that. we just want to remember him. >> a lopez family attorney said the 13-year-old has not been laid to rest be
of a teen boy. a large crowd of demonstrators is expected to rally in the name of 13-year-old andy lopez downtown at noon. this morning, there is new information of the deputy would shot lopez. 48-year-old erick gelhaus is 24-year veteran of the department and a firearms instructor who has written articles for law enforcement on the use of deadly force. >> we can never take back what happened. we can express sympathy and sorrow to the family and the community. the way to make it invite to cooperate fully with the investigation being conducted by the police departments. >> lopez was carrying a realistic-looking rifle that shoots pellets and closely resell -- resembled an ac47. believe racism was involved as they have done much in three years to build bridgely specifically with the latino community. officials are asking anyone attending the demonstration leave all toy weapons at home. that roast is planned for today at noon. in the newsroom for abc7 news. >> the accused drunk driver charmed with hitting and killing a menlo park couple will enter a plea in court. we are finding out more abo
. andy lopez was killed when he was holding a toy rifle that looked like a real assault rifle. >> candles were aranked and a cross adjusted for the growing 1-year-old andy lopez, it was not marked on a few people here that this day marks the day of the dead. >> every 1st and 2nd of november you come and celebrate the dead, or the loved ones of that passed away. >> andy lopez' parents were here a few hours. they left just of a sunset. they did no the want to speak on camera but they said they will have an announcement on monday. they will join their team of attorneys to announce a federal lawsuit against the sonoma county sheriff's department. organizers say they had no connection of connecting the 13-year-old death to the day, they just wanted to support the family. >> everyone wants to be here remembering andy. that's all it is. we don't want it talk with what happened to andy or anything like that. we just want to remember him. >> a lopez family attorney said the 13-year-old has not been laid to rest because his parents have been waiting for his grandmother to arrive from mexico. she ar
and killed a 13-year-old boy, andy lopez who police say was holding a replica of an ak 47. wayne freedman has more and reports tonight the sheriff has broken his silence. >> when investigators from santa rosa police department arrived at the sheriff's office this afternoon, they weren't saying much about last week's shooting death of the 13-year-old andy lopez but the sheriff's department opened up a little today in the form of the sheriff himself. >> they can never take back what happened. we can express our sorrow to the lopez family and kmuchbl kmuchblt -- community. the way we make it right so to speak is cooperate fully with the investigation being conducted by the santa rosa and petaluma police departments, cooperate with the district attorney's office and then, grand jury when they review the case after the district attorney. >> at place where a sheriff deputy shot andy lopez seven times for carrying a pellet-shooting replica of an ak 47, more anger its maddening what they did. they used excessive force so justice is that that one sheriff, that one sheriff, the one that did it to get p
. >> another demonstration will be held in santa rosa to protest the fatal shooting of 13-year-old andy lopez. 600 people attended the funeral last night at resurrection church. he was carrying a toy ak-47 when shot last week near his home. the deputy has been identified as erick gelhaus, a veteran officer with the department. the message from the funeral resonated with lopez' friends. >> he was too young. he didn't deserve that. he still -- he is here in spirit. >> two rallies were held in santa rosa. >> today, the alameda county sheriff and fire department will update their investigation of the castro valley nursing home where patients needed to call 9-1-1 for help. the sheriff deputies found 14 disabled patients at the valley springs manor with only three carrying for them and one was a janitor. they closed the facility eight days ago and suspended the license. most of the staff, then, left. >> today, a top obama administration official faces a grilling before congress on the bungled rollout of the health care reform plan. katie marzullo has a preview. >> health and human services secretar
for 13-year-old andy lopez and a fair investigation. they are more angry than ever learning about what happened the afternoon of the shooting. a santa rosa police lieutenant confirmed it was ten seconds between when erick gelhaus reported there was a person with a gun and when the deputy reported shots fired. >> i have teenagers. this is hurt will. >> he yelled at the subject twice to drop the weapon and he did not do that but he turned to face the deputies. >> erick gelhaus fired when the muzzle was pointed at him. he thought it was an ak-47 but we know it was a pellet gun. erick gelhaus fired eight times and hit by seven bullets. the police want to be transparent with the community which is why they are releasing the news of the investigation. >> san jose police chief is calling for a meeting with recruits in latest move to prevent new officers from leaving the force. this is after revelations that half of the latest police academy graduate class is considering positions elsewhere. five graduates have left and some city leaders suggest plans including the possibility of charges new o
school and joined hundreds of protestor and it culminated with the funeral for andy lopez. it was impossible for people to hide their pain as the casket of 13-year-old andy lopez was lead out of the resurrection church in santa rosa. more than 600 people were here, classmates, strangers and the family including his heart broken parents. his funeral mass was in spanish with a message that resonated with friends. >> he was too young. he didn't deserve that. he is gone, but he is here spiritual. >> lopez was shot to death as he was walking near his home. he was carrying a toy rifle made to look like an ak47. sonoma county sheriff deputies stopped him and told him to drop the gun, they say. deputy opened fire claiming the boy turned toward them with the realistic gun in his hand. >> i don't blame the officer or the child. >> he joined the few dozen people who converged on the memorial. some of whom came directly from the funeral. >> we need to learn to have more compassion in terms of the toys we let them play with. >> there was little sympathy during the two daytime rallies.
's deputy. the death of andy lopez has become a flash point and a growing concern over police overreaction and racial profiling. the deputy who killed lopez thought the boy's pellet gun made to look like an a.k.-47, was the real thing. >> what we really want is for something to change. we want something tangible in terms of policy, to change. >> we're tired of being looked at as a threat to the police. they're here to protect us. >> the protest came on the same day that andy lopez's friends and family said a final good-bye at his funeral mass. the fbi has joined the investigation into his death. >>> singer chris brown has checked into a rehab facility to deal with anger issues. the move comes one day after brown was released from a washington, d.c. jail on assault charges. brown could face serious jail time if officials in los angeles determine that the d.c. arrest violates his probation. >>> and this would be depressing to find in your driveway when you went out in the morning. there wasn't much left of this honda element after a momma bear and two cubs got through with it. claw marks on
and killed 13-year-old andy lopez. typically the police do not released information about an officer involved shooting like this one. but there are serious concerns that tempers might boil over so police are trying to be as transparent as possible. >> tonight's demonstration swelled to 1500 people in santa rosa's courthouse square. >> this hurts me. it is something painful for me and for everybody. >> demonstrators areville -- are villa fying them after new details were released the way he shot and killed andy lopez. >> we >> we believe the time period between the time the deputy hold his dispatcher what his observations were and the time he advised on the radio shots were fired was 10 seconds. >> and i cannot understand how this happened in such a short, short time, 10 seconds and the boy is murdered. >> they spotted lopez carrying this rifle that looks like an ak47. >> he yelled at the subject two teams to drop the weapon. the subject did not do that. he turned to face the deputies. >> that's when the mizell of andy's gun was pointed at him and he fired eight shots striking andy seven times
county sheriff's deputy involved in the andy lopez shooting. a man has come forward claiming he had an unsettled encounter with the dpult recently. katie is live in our news room. katie. >> a north bay man says he was shocked when ae realized that the sanoma county sheriff's deputy was the same deputy who pulled a gun on him two months ago. he claims he was driving his bmw when the deputy pulled him over for a traffic stop for failing to use his turn signal. westbrook says during the encounter, the deputy pulled out his gun twice. he didn't report it at the time, but now his stepdaughter says westbrook is going to talk to police about the incident because he feels it was out of line. >> he realized that, you know, if he shot a man or, you know, a kid, you know, there was a possibility that he could have shot him, as well. so he was scared. >> gaylehouse's attorney gave us this statement reporting the incident. quote, based on deputy galehouse's experiment and training, he would never willy-nilly pull out his gun, only if there would be a need for it. she also tells us the shooting o
's deputy are gathering to say thank you to the community for support. 13-year-old andy lopez was shot while holding a gun that looked like an ak-47 and it was a toy gun. cornell bernard is live in santaa with more on the gathering. cornell? >> reporter: the neighborhood gathering is just getting under way on this vacant lot. this is where of course sandy lopez was shot and killed. this is a pot lick and we are told everyone is invited. thank you to the community for support during a difficult time. donations to the family are welcome. meantime, memorial for andy lopez continues to grow and many bring flowers and candles. lopez was killed october 22nd shot by sheriffs deputy eric gale house who believed he was carrying an assault rifle that turned out boob a bb gun. police say he fired on the teen after he was ordered to drop the gun and did not. organizers hope it's a chance for the community to heal. >> you come and be with the family and support them for the loss. >> i just wanted to show my support for the family. hope that some changes are made. >> the lopez family has just arrived here
. >> a memorial is underway in santa rosa today for a teenager, andy lopez, who was shot and killed tuesday afternoon while walking with an air rifle resembling an ak-47. the deputy says he told lopez to drop the weapon but the teen turned and pointed the air rifle at him. the deputy opened fire and hit the teen seven times. the funeral is tomorrow. >>> a danville family is holding a mecklenberg -- holding a memorial right now for two children who died in a car accident a decade ago. they were riding a scooter and a bicycle on a city sidewalk when they were hit and killed by 45-year-old in 2003. she was under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs. the memorial is underway at danville's sycamore elementary school. >> two more assist evidence living facilities in oakland and modesto have had their licenses suspended, both owned by the same person who owns the castro valley facility. 14 disabled patients were found cared for by just three people. we spoke by phone with the owner's attorney. he says the owner is severely ill and bed-ridden and disputes the allegations patients were ab
by a sonoma county sheriff deputy. friends and family held a service for 13-year-old andy lopez fatally shot on tuesday afternoon while walking with a toy rifle that she assembled an ak-47. the deputy told lopez to drop the weapon but he turned and pointed it at hilt. the deputy feared for his life and opened fire. the f.b.i. has joined local agencies looking into the shooting. >> a district attorney is expected to open an investigation today into a senior living facility accused of leashing patients to fend for themselves. the sheriff deupties found 14 disabled patients on saturday. the staff left after officials ordered the facility closed last week. three workers including a janitor, stayed, without pay, to care for the patients. owner's attorney said there was sufficient staff. >> i will base everything on what the paramedics say. we are in law enforcement but if the medics are saying we need to getten to the hop, i go with what they say. >> the attorney says it is a misunderstanding and the owner is ill. the company owns two other facilities operating licenses that were revoked in those
teenager. the sheriff has confirmed that the deputy fired the shots that killed 13-year-old andy lopez while caring a toy rifle that resembled an ak-47. he is 48 years old and one of 26 range master's in the department and has not been crimed. he has handled field training of officers. the f.b.i. is looking into the shooting with other local agencies. >> san francisco city parks and recreation worker accused of running over a sunbather wrapped up a court hearing and driving restrictions have been imposed for the 58-year-old thomas 35-year-old mother in a city vehicle. the defense attorney says that he swerved to avoid hitting aing do. >> celebrity chef will testify in a marin county courtroom today in the attempted murder and car theft case of 19-year-old max wade, accused of stealing his lamborghini from a repair shop in san francisco in order to impress a girl. investigators say wade then tried to kill her and her boyfriend when she rejected wade. the defense says this is no evidence linking waited to the crime. >> the alameda county district attorney will open an investigation into
of a teenager. a crowd of demonstrators is expected to rally in the name of children-year-old andy lopez in downtown santa rosa at noon. the funeral will take place today at 5:00 at the resurrection parish church in santa rosa. we have new information about the sonoma, sheriff deputy who shot lopez seven times after the boy flashed a realistic looking assault rifle. 48-year-old erick gelhaus is 24-year veteran of the force and firearms instructor and written on use of force advising officers to turn on the so-called mean gene when they need it. >> the city and county of san francisco have been hit with a lawsuit over an accident involving a motorcycle driver and a fire truck. it has been four months since the accident and no charges have been filed against the fire truck driver, 43-year-old michael quinn. we have exclusive details on the lawsuit. here is our reporter with the story from abc7 news. >> the surveillance video obtained by the network shows what happened, the motorcycle at the top, and the fire truck blows through the red light and send him into a fire high dramatic the he ha
calm. mourner arriving, family, friends of andy lopez who are here to celebrate his life. live in santa rosa, abc7 news. >> john, thank you very much. a large grum of family and friends packed a courtroom today in mem rif a paramedic shot and killed in the oakland hills. they atented aid preliminary hearing for christian burton. police say burton fired shots that killed quinn boyar driving home from his parents house. boyar's widow says cease seeking one thing that, it becomes a force of change making oakland, boyar's beloved home town >> i think it should be potential. that would be something. a total of five boys face charges of murder. youngest just 13 years old. that is ahead at 6:00. >> 100,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled in marin county. a foul odor led to the discovery. waste water spilled on to the ground near tam tam creek. the pipe has been fixed. sewage not expected to reach the creek because it soak into theed creek bed. and there has been a big problem with a path of destructive feral pigs that prompted the city council to propose a change in the law. the council going t
-year-old andy lopez shot and kill by a sheriff deputy. 600 attended the funeral. 2,000 people turned out for two rallies yesterday as anger continues to grow over the teen shooting death. lopez was carrying a low -- toy gun that looked like an assault rifle. >> an oakland technical high school immigration activists protesting a visit by u.c. president napolitano with visitors protesting the government deportation of to million immigrants. napolitano headed the department of homeland security at the time. she took over as head of the uc system a month ago. she is speaking to oakland high school students today about the importance of a college education. >> lost san jose parents of angry and frustrated after learning thieves wrecked a massive fundraising effort by stealing ipads stolen from a school over the week. matt, this story is worse. >> yes, they are going to be expensive to replace as parents and students at river gasoline -- glenn are upset. the technology room is not so advanced today. the computers on the on the dese older than the students. 31 new ipads and laptops were on
department just held a news conference in a kweks a shooting death of 13-year-old andy lopez last week, ker carrying a toy gun that looked like a assault rief rifle. another rally about to get underway. >> reporter: yes. pro testers are arriving here at old albert son's parking lot. at court house square there will be a rally. police don't release information about an officer-involved shooting but santa rosa police department, investigating the sonoma county deputy says it wants to meet the community needs. there have been serious concerns that tempers might boil over here, but the funeral for the 13-year-old was held peacefully yesterday. today a police lieutenant told us veteran deputy jumped out of the car and opened fire while his deputy in training was still in the process of stopping the car and taking cover behind the door. between the time he spotted andy with a replica ak 47 air soft rifle and time he was shot, ten seconds elapsed. >> the deputy who was in the passenger seat was able to exit quickly. he didn't have to operate the vehicle. and then, began to engage the subject wit
sheriff deputy. andy lopez was shot while hold ing an air afault rifle designed to look like an ak-47. the deputy fired eight shots striking him seven times before the second deputy, a trainee, got out of the car. >> the time period between the time the deputy told the diagnosis patcher the observations and when he advised on the radio shots were fired was ten seconds. >> i cannot understand how this happened in such a short, short time. ten seconds and the boy is murdered. >> the officer who fired, erick gelhaus, doesn't remember if he identified himself but the department says that is not a requirement. >> the f.b.i. and the state attorney general will discuss launching an elder abuse investigation against valley springs manor in castro valley accused of abandoning found patients after being shut done on a variety of violations. one patient is still mission after walking away from the facility on friday. the 65-year-old man was last seen wearing a radars shirt, blue pants, black boots and a fishing hat. he walked away in the past. the social services department of the state should h
-year-old boy by a sonoma county sheriff deputy. andy lopez was shot while olding an assault rifle designed to look like an ak-47. an attorney for the family said they are filing a federal claim alleging his civil rights were violated. the family is planning a news conference in san francisco on monday to discuss legal action against sonoma county. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that the for who fired the shots, deputy erick gelhaus has hired a lawyer who says he feels for the loss of life but responding properly to a threat. >> the state public utilities commission approved new safety rules for bart and other transit agencies. the vote was nap. the rules go into effect immediately. the new rules come after a deadly accident this month during the bart strike when two bart workers were killed while inspecting tracks. a trainee was operating the train. under the rules, they must immediately create a three listen way communications system between central command, train operators and wayside workers covering san francisco's muni and the santa clara valley transportation authorit
vehicles and this is a residential neighborhood with homes n all around. >> abc7 news learned andy lopez's mother filed a claim against sonoma county and sheriff's department this, is the first stoep a lawsuit. >> antioch police are blaming driver error for a really amazing crash this morning. a 67-year-old drove her hyundai through front doors of a 7-11 store. a customer did suffer a minor injury. investigators say alcohol does not appear tb a factor in this crash, just driver error, they say. >> well, we're out driving out and about, be careful. kids roaming streets trick or treating. look at the weather sandhya patel is on the roof with the forecast. sandhya? >> beautiful right now. get it? and tonight kids heading outside, it's going to be perfect weather. a nice treat. let's take a look at the forecast. sun goes down in about an hour, mild, 67 degrees, 7:00 p.m 61. you'll feel the chill by 9:00 p.m . mid-50s so if i were you i'd sneak in an extra layer. the weekend forecast includes change. cheryl? >> mer than 50 stanford students recovering from what may be the flu the university s
. relatives of andy lopez will announce a federal civil lights lawsuit against the deputy. this woman is due to appear in court to face charges of killing two people while driving. menlo park police claim she was drunk when she struck her -- him and his wife. and there is a sudden spike targeting students. there were three incidents on the cal campus sense wednesday. abc7 news reporter sergio is live to keep students safe. sergio? >> ama in the last month there has been a dozen cases and in all of them, students have been the victims and in most of the cases the robbers are of a the students' cell phones. the student leaders say something has to be done to make a uc berkeley campus safer. with more than a dozen muggings and other attacks on the uc berkeley campus in the last month, some students are taking steps to protect themselves. >> i actually have a pep -- pepper spray in my bag. it is pink. i have gotten it yesterday. i got it now because i am paranoid. >> the latest attack happened on thursday night at the faculty glade. an 18-year-old woman was grabbed from behind by a man while his
-old andy lopez is filing a civil rights lawsuit in his shooting death by snow may county sheriff deputy filing the suit in san francisco today. andy was shot october 22 wild holding a -- while holding a toy gun that looked like an ak-47. the deputy appeared to be agitated when an man was stopped for making an unsafe lane change and the officer asked him to turn off the vehicle. at that point i put my hand out and i said, sir, the vehicle is off and he again screamed the same thing. >> erick gelhaus' attorney said he would only draw the gun if he saw a need. >> union police have a sear flash -- serial flasher in custody. this photo is the 20-year-old flasher facing 11 couples of exposure following a ten month investigation that started in november of last year. he spent months exposing himself at two parks in union city. police are asking anyone with information of the incidents to come forward. >> the oakland a's could make themselves feel at home at san francisco's at&t park as they try to hammer out a new lease at the existing home. multiple media reports say the a's won a two year le
to protest the fatal shooting of 13-year-old andy lopez by a sonoma county sheriff. more than 600 people attended t funeral in santa rosa. lopez is carrying a toy ak-47 when shot we near his home. the deputy has been identified as deputy erick gelhaus, a veteran officer. the message from last night resonated with lopez' friends. >> he was too young. he didn't deserve that. he still -- he is gone but he is here in spirit. >> two rallies were felt if santa rosa. though were huge. a city council meeting was canceled because of the map the. >> a news conference is held by the alameda county sheriff and county fire department over a nurse home accused of leaving patients to care for themselves. 14 disabled parpatients were found with only three people caring for them, one a janitor. most of the staff left when the license was pulled. the attorney says his client is bedridden and this is a misunderstanding. >> there will be a hearing over the deaths of two bart workers kill while train operators were on strike. the hearing will be convened to get to the bottom the accident held november 7. the
shooting of a 13-year-old boy. andy lopez was shot by the sonoma county sheriff deputy last week. katie marzullo will have new information on the shooting at the top of the hour. >> the couple killed while walking theiring do by a suspected drunk driver will be layed to rest today. the private funeral for the singh's is held in hayward. >> four, the state public utility commission is set to vote today on new safety rules for bart and other transit agencies. it is in response to the october 19 accident that killed two bart workers inspecting tracks. the new rules would affect san francisco's muni and the transportation authority. >> number five, the boston red sox are the world series champs finishing out the cardinals game six at home, 6-1, with ortiz named the m.v.p. the third win in the last decade. >> we starting off clear and cool this morning but i have a halloween treat with warm weather on the way. i will tell you what it will be like when you head out this evening and cooler weather this weekend in the seven-day outlook. >> speak of treats, on the bay bridge toll plaza traffic i
, they said. among the people today, andy lopez's older brother, 17-year-old anthony. the family has not spoken formally. anthony told us how they're dealing with the loss. >> they're hanging in there. it's hard on everyone. the house isn't the same anymore. >> reporter: how so? >> just quiet. just feels like there is a void in the house. >> reporter: deputy gelhaus says he fired because he was pointing the weapon at him. anthony says his brother was 13 years old, he was a kid, that he froze and probably needed more time. >> thank you. >> it's been a busy day. still head on abc7 news what happened inside of the caldecott tunnel today. it sent smoke billowing out along with a number of panicked drivers. >> also, an incident at discovery kingdom. find out how she's doing. >>> a mild note but what will the weekend bring? the accu-weather forecast is coming up. >> and remarkable work of a bay area engineering firm finding i want you to be kind.ff i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. i want you to be handsome. i want you to be awesome. i don't want you to l
and killed by a sheriff's deputy gathered to thank the community for its support. andy lopez was shot while holding an air rifle that looked like an ak-47 rifle. >> reporter: as candles were arranged and a cross was adjusted at the memorial, it was not lost on a few people here that this weekend marks the day of the dead. >> is it a mexican tradition to every first and second of november to come and celebrate the dead or your loved ones who have passed away. >> reporter: andy lopez's parents were here for a couple of hours. they did not want to speak on camera be. you they did say they will be in san francisco on monday for a big announcement. they will be joining their team of attorneys monday to announce a federal civil lawsuit against sonoma county sheriff's department. they joined 100 people for a potluck dinner. organizers say they have no intention of connecting the death to the day of the dead but they want to support the family. >> we just want to remember andy. we don't want to talk about what happened but we just want to remember him. >> reporter: a family attorney says that the 1
to our facebook page. >>> family of 13-year-old andy lopez filed a civil rights lawsuit today over his death. he was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy. carrying an air rifle that looked like an assault rifle when deputy eric gelhaus shot him. the lopez family autopsy says the first shot killed lopez. we heard from his father. >> what i want to say is that we want justice. and also, we want an honest investigation oochlt there should be no doubt in anyone's mind that the person he was approaching, that the kid he called out a command to was just that. a kid. >> rallies against the shooting continued today. pro testers asking for gelhaus to be charged with murder. attorneys have not commented on the lawsuit but gelhaugs's lawyer says he did believe the weapon was real we streamed the news conference on our new abc7 news app. you can get updates on this story any time on our app. just go to abc7 news.com slash app for details. >> operations at los angeles international airport are back to normal today. >> tsa officer gerardo hernandez was killed and two others were wounded by the gunm
-year-old boy by a sheriff's deputy. the death of andy lopez is a flashpoint. the growing concern about police overreaction and racial profiling. the deputy who killed lopez thought his pellet gun made to look like an ak-47 was the real thing. >> my concern is that i'm an african-american woman in a community that is terrorized by police. >> this guy is a veteran cop who didn't distinguish between a toy gun and real gun. it's frightening. >> reporter: the protests came on the same day that andy lopez' family and friends said goodbye at his funeral mass. the fbi has joined the investigation in to his death. >>> delta airlines pilot is in custody in utah charged with groping a minor during a flight last weekend. 45-year-old michael james pascal was a passenger on the flight. he was sitting next to a 14-year-old girl. she claims when she woke up he was groping her backside. pascal said he fell asleep and somehow his hand fell in to the girl's seat. he's due in federal court today. >>> airlines are earning record amounts of money for sky high fees for checking bags and serving food. analyst
involved in the andy lopez shooting death. a man has come forward claiming he had an unsettling encounter with that same deputy recently. katie. >> his name is jeff westbrook and he apparently put two and two together and realized deputy eric galehouse aimed his gun at him two months ago. westbrook says he was driving his bmw when deputy galehouse pulled him over for a traffic stop. he claims during the stop, the deputy pulled out husband gun twice. westbrook thought it was uncalled for at the time, but now says it was scary knowing the same deputy pulled out a gun and killed a teenager. >> he just failed to use his blinker. and he just felt like, you know, it got to the point in his face for something as minor as a blinker. galehouse's attorney gave us this statement regarding the incident, quote, based on deputy galehouse's experience and training, he would never willy-nilly pull out his gun, only if there would be a need for it. she also tells us that the shooting of lopez was the first time in his career lopez fired his gun in the line of duty. westbrook says he's going to talk to pol
.com slash --/app. >> the funeral is held for a 13 -year-old andy lopez shot and killed on tuesday afternoon while walking with an air rifle resembling an ak-47 and was shot by a sheriff deputy. the deputy said he feared for his life and opened fire hitting lopez seven times. the f.b.i. has joined local agencies looking into the shooting. >> the district attorney is expected to open an investigation today into a senior live in facility accused much leaving patients to fend for themselves. four disabled patients were found in castro valley open saturday. the staff left after state folks ordered the facility closed. three workers including a janitor, stayed on the job without pay to care for the patients. the owner's attorney tells abc7 news there was sufficient staff. >> i base on what the paramedics did, transporting all 14 people out of there to the hospital. i am not a medical expert. we are in law enforcement. if the medics say we have to get everyone to a hospital, i go with what they say. >> the tone causes it a "misunderstanding," and says the owner is chronically ill. two other facili
to rally in the name of 13-year-old andy lopez in downtown santa rosa beginning at noon. today new information emerge about the deputy who shot lopez 7 times after the boy flashed a realistic air assault rifle at him. 48-year-old eric is a 24 year vet rap of the force and firearms instructor. he has written extensively on use of force by police advising officers to turn on the so-called gene when needed. >> new at 11:00 san jose resident meet tonight to talk about how to provide young people with alternative to gang life. this is the second of 4 planned meetings hosted by gang prevention task force. tonight participant also discussed the potential link between gangs and prostitution. the task force plans to take the input from the meetings to develop plan for 2014. >> the food network guy took the witness stand today to testify against the man accused of stealing his yellow lamborgini more than 2 years ago. prosecution asked guy if he ever gave 19-year-old max wade permission to at that time sports car. answer was no. wade is accused of breaking into a san francisco auto deal
than hundred who's marched yesterday following the funeral of the 13-year-old andy lopez police lieutenant told us the veteran deputy jumped out and opened fire while his deputy in training was in the process of stopping the car and taking cover behind the door. between the thooim time they spotd and called in the sighting of andy with a replica ak 47 and the time the deputy shot him, ten seconds elapsed. >> by the time he was capable engaging the subject, the
andy lopez's mother filed a claim against sonoma county ask sheriff's office. here it s just filed today and of course, this is the first step to a full-fledged lawsuit. >> he feels for the loss of the life. for the loss for the family, for the community. >> but the deputy's lawyer says it doesn't minimize the threat. >> an ak 47 with no markings it was a replica gun pointed in his direction. those weapons, they pierce body armor. they pierce, go right through patrol vehicles. and this is a residential neighborhood. the deputy ordered 1 or 2 times for mr. lopez to drop the gun. >> police are investigating the shooting saying it was only ten seconds before the time he radioed and time he fired shots. protestors say they were shocked. >> i cannot understand how this happened in such a short, short time. ten seconds, and the boy is murdered. he says he fired when the barrel rose towards the deputies. >> so, once the lethal threat was posed and he felt he had no other option but to use a firearm >> lawyers for the family say they will hold a news conference on monday. family members wi
was eric gale house. the same man who shot and killed 13-year-old an andy lopez. >> he realize that if he if shot a man or a kid, you know, there was possibility that he could have shot him as well so he was scared. >> he claims he was driving the bmw when gale house pulled him over for traffic stop and during the brief encounter the deputy pulled out a gun twice. gale house attorney said of the incident quote basesed on the deputy experience and training he was never will nil pull out the guchbility only if a need for it. earlier in an exclusive interview with 7 new news, he said he's sad by what happened but defend his actions. >> ak 47 with no markings that it was a replica gun that was point entered his direction. everything indicated that this was a real firearm and that mr. lopez was aware that the deputy were law enforcement. >> lopez family filed a claim against sonoma county. sheriff office failed to develop adequate training policy for the use of lethal force. in santa rosa, abc 7 news. >> happening now antioch police searching for the owner of 2 dog that attacked a group of
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